• Ja'Niyah Jackson

The World's Top 3 Largest Oceans

Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the World's largest and deepest ocean of Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Artic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south and is bounded by the continents of Asia and Australia in the west and Americas in the east.

It covers more than 30% of the earth's surface. The Pacific Ocean stretches from the Bering Strait near the Artic Circle to the shores of Antartica through 135% of latitude, some 9,600 miles (15,500 km). The deepest point in the trench is called Challenger deep, at 36,000 feet down.


Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the World's second largest ocean of earth. It covers approximately 20% of Earth's surface and about 29% of its water surface area. The Atlantic Ocean lies between North and South America on the west and Europe and Africa on the east.

The Atlantic Ocean has an average depth (with its seas) of 11,962 feet (3,646 meters) and a maximum depth of 27,493 feet (8,380 meters) in the Puerto Rico Trench, north of the island of Puerto Rico.

"There is at the bottom of the sea between Cape Race and Newfoundland and Cape Clear in Ireland, a remarkable steppe, which is already known as the telegraphic plateau.”


Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the World's third largest oceanic divisions, covering 70,560,000 km or 19.8% of the water on Earth's surface. It is bounded by Asia to the north, Africa to the west and Australia to the east. This ocean was given the name “Indian,” as the longest coastline of this ocean is connected to India.

The Indian Ocean's average depth is 12,274 feet (3,741 meters), and its deepest point, in the Sundra deep of the Java Trench off the southern coast of the island of Java (Indonesia), is 24,442 feet (7,450 meters). The range of temperature for the Indian Ocean is between 66 and 82 Fahrenheit.